Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Nickname : The Capital City, The Saintly City, The STP, Shots Paul, Pig's Eye|
|Location in Minnesota|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Ramsey County|
|Time zone :||Central ( UTC − 6 / −5 )|
- Metropolitan Area :
|308,096 (as of 2019)
3,551,036 (as of 2016)
|Population density :||2,253.8 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||145.5 km 2 (approx. 56 mi 2 ) of
which 136.7 km 2 (approx. 53 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||214 m|
|Area code :||+1 651|
|GNIS ID :||0662851|
|Mayor :||Chris Coleman (DFL)|
Saint Paul [ seɪntˈpɔːl ] (abbreviated St. Paul ) is the capital and second largest city of the US state Minnesota . It is also the administrative seat of Ramsey County . In 2019 , Saint Paul had 308,096 inhabitants. The city is east of the Great Plains and southwest of Lake superior , the upper Great Lakes at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers and forms with Minneapolis the Twin Cities metropolitan area ("twin cities").
The story of Saint Paul begins in the early 19th century when the first traders, explorers and missionaries immigrated from southern Canada and settled in the area of what is now the city. They were mostly of French origin and sought protection at the nearby Fort Snelling .
In the following years St. Paul continued to grow and finally in 1854 it became an independent city and the capital of Minnesota.
According to the 2010 census , Saint Paul had 285,068 people in 111,001 households. The population density was 2085.4 inhabitants per square kilometer. Statistically, there were 2.47 people in each of the 111,001 households.
The racial the population was composed of 60.1 percent white, 15.7 percent African American, 1.1 percent Native American, 15.0 percent Asian 1 , 0.1 percent Polynesians and 3.9 percent from other ethnic groups; 4.2 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 9.6 percent of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
25.1 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 65.9 percent were between 18 and 64 and 9.0 percent were 65 years or older. 51.1 percent of the population was female.
1 St. Paul has the world's second largest urban population on Hmong .
The city is divided into different residential areas:
- Hamline University
- Macalester College
- University of Minnesota
- University of St. Thomas
- St. Catherine University
Culture and sights
Saint Paul is particularly important in the cultural field. The focus here is on the numerous historical museums. The city is the seat of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis .
St. Paul's attractions include:
- Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Paul by Emmanuel Louis Masqueray , who designed several other buildings in the city
- Fort Snelling
- James J. Hill House
- Minnesota State Capitol
- Museum of American Art
- Science Museum of Minnesota
- City (inner city)
National Park Service
The National Park Service has three National Historic Landmarks for Saint Paul : the F. Scott Fitzgerald House , the James J. Hill House, and the Frank B. Kellogg House . 103 buildings and sites in the city are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) (as of November 7, 2018).
Economy and Infrastructure
Locomotion in Saint Paul is mainly by private vehicles. As an alternative, there is a local public transport system , which uses buses and a tram line to connect downtown to Minneapolis and the outskirts. In the past few years, the rapid growth of the Twin Cities has resulted in a strong increase in traffic, so that the traffic volume is very high during rush hour and traffic jams and waiting times must be expected.
A special feature in Saint Paul are the so-called skyways , which connect various buildings in the city center with closed bridges and tunnels. They offer protection from the extreme cold in winter and the possible heat in summer.
The main airport is Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in Minneapolis. It was the home airport of Northwest Airlines (now taken over by Delta Air Lines ) and is one of the ten largest airports in the United States.
St. Paul is the headquarters of:
- St. Jude Medical - medical technology company for cardiology (pacemaker etc.) and neurostimulation
- St. Paul Travelers
- Lawson software
- HB Fuller adhesives
- Venue of the NHL team Minnesota Wild
Saint Paul has twinned cities with the following cities:
- Quito , Ecuador
- Nagasaki , Japan , since 1955
- Hadera , Israel , since 1981
- Culiacan , Mexico , since 1983
- Changsha , PR China , since 1987
- Lawaaikamp , South Africa , since 1988
- Modena , Italy , since 1989
- Novosibirsk , Russia , since 1989
- Ciudad Romero , El Salvador , since 1991
- Tiberias , Israel , since 1996
- Neuss , Germany , since 1999
- Manzanillo , Mexico , since 2002
sons and daughters of the town
Personalities related to the city
- Alexander Ramsey (1815–1903), politician; Mayor of Saint Paul
- Edmund Rice (1819–1889), politician; Mayor of Saint Paul
- Jacob H. Stewart (1829-1884), politician; Mayor of Saint Paul
- Andrew Kiefer (1832–1904), politician; Mayor of Saint Paul
- John Ireland (1838-1918), Roman Catholic clergyman; Bishop of Saint Paul
- Emmanuel Louis Masqueray (1861-1917), French architect; designed the Cathedral of Saint Paul
- Arthur E. Nelson (1892–1955), politician; practiced as a lawyer in Saint Paul
- Marc Anderson (* 1955), percussionist and ethnomusicologist; Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Hamline University in Saint Paul
Jonathan Franzen's novel Freiheit is set in St. Paul, among other places.
- https://www.census.gov/data/tables/time-series/demo/popest/2010s-total-cities-and-towns.html#tables Retrieved May 28, 2020
- stpaul.maps.arcgis.com: Saint Paul Land Survey (interactive map, August 13, 2018)
- US Decennial Census. Retrieved May 4, 2013
- List of NHL by State . National Park Service , accessed November 7, 2018.
- Search mask database in the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed November 16, 2018.